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MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
minute now to talk about the sweeping gun control advice that he's gotten from vice president joe biden's task force, what it means for the country and legislatively moving forward is anybody's guess, but we'll know in a couple of minutes. joining me in studio, alex wagner, host of msnbc's "now" and steve kornacki. what are you anticipating the president's going to come out with? we keep hearing big, keep hearing bold. >> it's bold in the context it's been two decades since any movement in gun control, the brady bill, five-day waiting period in '93, then you have to go back to 1968 for anything before that. >> guys, let's go ahead. there's vice president joe biden. let's listen to him. >> innocents that were murdered 33 days ago. our heart goes out to you. and you show incredible courage, incredible courage being here, and the president and i are going to do everything in our power to honor the memory of your children and your wives with the work we take up here today. it's been 33 days since the nation's heart was broken by the horrific, senseless violence that took place at sandy hook
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
violence will be on the agenda today when vice president joe biden speaks to several mayors across the country. coming up a chat with philadelphia mayor michael nutter. stress sweat. it can happen any time, to anyone! stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in "the newsroom" at 30 minutes past the hour, wall street preparing to open for the trading day. futures are indicating a slightly higher open. investigators watching economic reports including the positive housing data that came out earlier today and work corporate earnings. >>> speaking of earnings a big miss for citigroup as the bank reported it brought in $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter, that number is actually well below estimates. bank of america, though, stopped industry estimates with $36 million last quarter. the bank did get dinged by the $12 billion settlement with fannie mae over faulty home lones. >>> president o
KCSMMHZ
Jan 16, 2013 2:30pm PST
by a task force led by vice president joe biden after 20 schoolchildren and six educators were slain at an elementary school in connecticut last month. >> for the latest on this, let's go live to our correspondent, standing by in washington. the president does not have the political backing he needs right now for the tough laws. what is his agenda, both in the house and in the senate? >> right. he needs to get the votes to pass in the congress. obviously. so he is trying to change the equation, trying to build up pressure on congress men and women, and the one thing they respond to this pressure from their voters. they are actually quite accessible for their voters, so barack obama has called upon voters to call their congress people and say that it is important to ban assault weapons, for example. he has done that before -- for example, for the fiscal cliff just a couple of weeks ago. it has worked before. the other way he wants to build up pressure is by organizing this push for new laws, like a campaign with the money, the ads, and the whole machinery he used for his reelection to
KRON
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
-president joe biden is continuing to prepare recommendations for gun legislation. we will tell you will he's meeting with to date at 5:34 a.m.. >> and justin timber lake is back with more music! we will talk about his new release at 5:56 a.m.. >> >> welcome back the time now is 5:29 a.m.. the big stories the san francisco 49ers are in the nfc championship game. the second straight year. the niners will take on the falcons this sunday in atlanta. it is noon our time some gather around a tv for the game. more problems for boeing 787 dreamliner. a fuel leak was reported yesterday's. it is the same one that had a leak last week. >> we're watching bay area weather breaking up to more cold temperatures of revisory in effect for the north bay until 9:00 a.m. we have our own jackie sissel he is our solo reporter. note to sell. pat, some long johns. it is cold out here a good reason to have the freeze advisory in the north bay. we are sitting at 31 degrees. it is below freezing. yesterday was illegal in fact, it was so cold the pipes froze inside my house. there was no water. i have to wait to 10:0
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
president obama and vice president joe biden will unveil their plan to fight gun violence. here's what we're expecting them to say -- according to an official familiar with the situation the president will press for a ban on high capacity magazines, purr for universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and request funding to treat mental illness as well as funding to enhance school safety. already the nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be s
CNBC
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am EST
joe biden is delivering a recommendation on reducing gun voice to the president tomorrow. he said several proposals have broad support, including enforcing background checks and banning high capacity ammunition magazines. biden was asked to come up with the recommendations following the sandy hook shootings last month. >>> the debt ceiling dispute is heating up. the white house says congress can pay its bills or it can fail to act and put the nation into default. some reports suggest the government could run out of cash to pay all its bills as early as mid february. >> thanks for that. there's plenty to keep you entertained on our website. singapore is trying to cool a property market and find out if the city stands a chance. goldman sachs says it may delay tax et in the uk. >>> and after much confusion now in the last year, it remains amsterdam, at least, can enjoy watching the television. >>> comments between surrounding alarms. although i think it's been overplayed. we'll talk to that when we come back. >> with hotwire's low prices, i can afford to visit chicago for my first bi
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
and vice president joe biden all participating in service projects in the d.c. area today and calling on all americans to join community events across the country. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> molly: there are two parts of this day of service. it's a kickoff to the inauguration weekend and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get inv
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
. president obama is talking about reducing gun violence. joe biden is speaking right now. killed trying to save those hildren. >>> six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's been hard for the nation to comprepare hend. hard for the nation -- comprepare hend and hard for the -- comprehend and hard for the nation to fathom. time is not measured in days but is measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your sun. another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost their be and for again the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and the resolve that you all have showing. and i must say i've been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything to try to match the resolve you demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented but we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to do everything in
KRON
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
obama and vice president joe biden will unveil the proposals during an event at the white house. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: the announcement after the city took elementary tragedy. this ignited the gun violence task force that is being led by joe biden. but with the president in the vice-president of on bail in the package to take measures sponsored by universal background checks, and a ban on high capacity magazines, and assault rifles. many will require congressional approval. >> he believes that things that we can do it in a bipartisan way will of sight of washington. but in yes, we are able to reduce gun violence but is something that we can do together. it is not just from the president's. >> opponents of the nra are promising a gun battle. >> a new poll suggests that nearly 60-percent of americans want stricter gun laws following last month's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. 84-percent who answered the associated press poll want background checks for gun purchases at gun shows. >> oakland's safety committee has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to hire
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 11:00am EST
and some big stars coming in as well as president obama and mrs. obama and vice president joe biden and his wife. that's the latest from d.c., back to you. >> keith wants to know if he's young enough to get into the children's ball? >> i can aview the ticket, i hope. >> reporter: i showed them my i.d. and they said i was a little too old. >> thanks a lot, tony. >>> we'll help you get inauguration day started the right way. "news4 today" will begin at 4:00 a.m. on monday. we'll be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events. you can also check out our inauguration guide on nbcwashington.com. >>> today the obama team is expected to make an unprecedented announcement. the political organization that helped him get elected is going to be become a nonprofit group. democratic leaders say it will be called "organizing for america." it will use the support and energy that got the president re-elected to further his second term agenda like gun control and immigration. obama 2012 joim messi that will head the committee. it will be separate from the democratic national committee. >>> and here's
CBS
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
bloomberg, vice president joe biden and former congressman gabrielle giffords who survived a shooting two years ago. for more on the politics john for more dickerson joins us now, john good mor good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start first with this new nra ad which criticizes the president as an elite ihypocrite crit and brings the president's daughters into the fight.the fight. is this getting personal? >> well it's already been pretty personal, but, yes, this is -- this is a very incendiary i message to the nra members and also, though, it's trying to expand charges against the president. in other words, this video that the the nra's put out makes a larger argument. it's not just about guns it's puts going in to the people when have negative views about the president.am so, it uses all the emotional -- presses all presses all the emotional r those p buttons for those people who dent and t don't like the president and the nra is making it about hipock extrassy and not safety. >> the president said he's not worried about the politics right now but the politics will
KRON
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
says vice president joe biden will visit three european countries next month. >> this is the vice president first foreign trip during the obama and mistresses second term. mr. biden will make stops in the united kingdom, germany and france. and is expect to meet with leaders of each country. >> he will also speak at the munich security conference in germany. the vice president's trip comes as europe continues to struggle with the debt crisis that the obama administration fears could affect positive economic trends here in the u.s.. >> google is setting up new headquarters in the u.k. that when all is said and done could be worth nearly $2 billion. >> the mountain view based company has purchased a 2.4 a. plot in london's king's cross king'sgppg;e plans to build a 1 million square foot, 11 story office. construction is expected to start later this year and is expected to be finished in 2016. >> amazon is taking another step to try and lessen apple scrip over on device music sales. >> the online retailer says it is launching the h t m l five mp 3 store specifically for the iphone an
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
of friends. they do trust each other. mitch mcconnell knows if joe biden gives him his word, it is good. we need more of that in washington, not less. >> let me ask you, since i have you, something else the president mentioned, asked, of course, about gun violence in this country. here we are, one month since the horrendous shootings in newtown, connecticut. and we now know that he has the vice president's proposals on his desk. what should we be hearing about the proposals, john? >> this is going to be a fascinating test of the president, brooke. what he wants to do and how much he's willing to spend of his own political capital to get it in the second term. because what he wants to do is big things. immigration reform, a fight with the republican base. gun control, that means a fight with the republican base. this debt ceiling and the other spending and tax issues, that means a fight with the republican base. if you thought the election was going to bring kumbaya to washington, today's press conference told you you're wrong. the president was fascinating. he made crystal clear an assault
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
. let's talk for a brief moment on joe biden. he's playing an increasingly more visible role. what does that say to you long term? >> it's very hard for me to imagine joe biden as a 2016 candidate. i find it hard to imagine. the country will be ready for something new. >> if you turn your head side ways and close one eye, it kind of looks like the seal for the vice president that says president of the united states. everybody in washington but certainly every senator and vice presidencies himself as vice president. this vice president, the task for in the middle class, implementation of the recovery act and now within the last few weeks the deal on the fiscal cliff and gun violence, gun safety, this president has entrusted him with enormous responsibility and i think frankly the vice president has proven himself. >> i think when you do those high profile, it's like working at a nuclear plant that measures how much radiation you've absorbed. when you've done enough of that task force, you're radioactive, too. >> the president has really relied on his vice pre
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
joe biden and jill biden on their event. and next hour, we'll see what the president and first lady are up to, as well. we have already been out here for hours this morning. but there is much more to come. we have reporters bringing you all the angles of the inauguration. our shannon travis is at the national day of service event where vice president biden is expected shortly. good morning to you. you're inside that big tent where organizers are meeting with the volunteers who will take part in today's communitywide events. do you know what we can expect the vice president to be tackling this morning? >> reporter: we can expect for the vice president to basically be joining in with this national call to service that hundreds of thousands potentially of other americans across the country will be participating in, as well. this is a call to action for all 50 states. again, organizers tell us that they have no firm number on how many people will be participating in these local communities. but that they will be fanning out all across the country. here where i am now, this is sort of a
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
of that news conference. bill: one of the questions will certainly be on guns. as vice president joe biden begins to meet with members of congress on that topic today in fact. members around the country are working on chicago for example. mayor of chicago rahm emanuel. the irony chicago has one of the highest amount of gun laws in the u.s. and has highest murder rate. what do leaders expect from the white house on gun, steve. >> reporter: short what they would like to see is more restrictions. overnight in chicago sadly becoming a common tale. another gun homicide on the city's westside. this on a city saw 500 plus murders. obviously this is a subject which dom it. >>ed public discussion for quite some time especially recently. reverend jesse jackson was taping his weekly radio show. the topic was gun violence. with regard to president's discussion about gun controls he says the discussion should be happening here. >> we wrote a letter to president obama and one to joe biden because we want them to come to chicago with the commission. >> reporter: as you point out, bill, this state does ha
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 8:00am EST
of service, as you mentioned. in our next hour, we are going to tag along, actually, with vice president joe biden and his wife, jill biden, as they attend
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am EST
spending cuts to help pay for recovery efforts. >>> and vice president joe biden said monday the white house is readying 19 recommendations for president obama on gun control. this comes as new york is said to pass one of the most restricted gun laws in the country. the measure, which passed the state senate monday called for tougher inventives for gun crimes and bans internet sales of weapons. >>> lance armstrong is set to come clean on oprah. last year he was accused of master mining a long running doping program. that interview is going to be -- >> one to watch. we've seen other news agencies in the u.s. wish that they had gotten it. but you know what bothers me in all this? what's the lesson? there might be a lance armstrong biopick? it's hardly punishment for someone who is potentially fueled by all that attention. >> it will be interesting to see what happens with the foundation. that would be the key and he's plead, i'm sure. >> he can use the foundation as a wie of arguing his case, bolstering, look at all the good i've done despite this. >> yeah. >> more lance later in the wee
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 11:00am PST
about the president's push to reduce gun violence. we heard from joe biden who did the leg work for the guns package that rolled out yesterday. here he is speaking moments ago at the conference of mayors about denying gun sales with a swath of trouble makers. >> time and experience has demonstrated we should take a close look at the list to see if it fits the needs of society at the moment. it's part of our recommendations to the president and it suggested that the attorney general study that question. for example, right now certain convicted stalkers can still purchase guns. >> again that was the vice president a moment ago. as you have probably heard by now, a lot of folks are uneasy. that puts it mildly about this white house guns initiative. we have a house republican who threatened to defund the white house and impeach the president. we have a state rep in tennessee who wants to arrest a federal agent who tried to enforce gun laws and the governor of mississippi is talking about nullifying federal arms directives in history state. tim muller is the sheriff and he wrote to t
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am EST
by thanking vice president joe biden for your dedication to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we have heard from so many and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost and so we are grateful to all of you for taking time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. brand fritz, juliet stokes, and teja goode. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. a third grader -- you can wait, that is you. she road i feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. i love my country and i want everybody to be happy and safe. and grant said i think there should be some changes
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
begin my thanking our vice president joe biden for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a devisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we are grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today, grant fritz, julia stokes, hina zeha. and taja good. they are pretty representative of some of the messages that i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hina, a third grader. you can go ahead and wave, hina, that's you. she wrote, i feel terrible for the parents who los
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
better. >> it's an exciting morning leading to washington's two-day event. joe biden's official swearing in is at 8:15 a.m. eastern time and then the possible will take the oath of office in the white house blue room. >> 20 hours later comes the ceremonial swearing in of the president at the capitol. that's followed immediately by his inaugural address. that's shortly after 2:30 in the afternoon mr. obama introduces the troops and the inauguration begins at 6:00. >>> let's get you caught up. we begin with the continuing hostage crisis at the norway gas plant in the remote corner of the algerian desert. hundreds have been freed. it's unclear how many more remain captive. at least one american has been found dead. he's identified from cady, texas. it's not clear how he died. let's get the latest from charlie d'agata in our london bureau. charlie charlie, good morning. >> good morning to uy. the hostage picture is still murky. at least 20 workers remain unaccounted for. as you informed one american has been killed. it is also thought other americans are still a
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
officials carrying guns. >>> on that topic, vice president joe biden met with house members and cabinet officials today. preparing to give the president his task force's recommendations on how to reduce gun violence. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian join us live now. dan. >> and the vice president ao met with the president today. they went other some proposals. the president saying that later in the week, he'll be outlining some specifics about watt administration needs to do. there will be no doubt, some resistance to what the president will be offering. but the president says that he is not worried about the politics. president obama says he's already reviewing the vice president's recommendations aimed at tackling gun violence. while some may require congressional approval. >> how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals. and how we track that more effectively. there may be some steps that we can take administratively as opposed to through legislation. >> reporter: strong resistance to executive orders from some gun right advocates wh
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
president joe biden will announce his recommendations from the task force on kurk gun violence -- on curbing gun violence. but some are outraged biden said obama is working on 19 executive orders which would bypass congress. kelly with more. >> congress wouldn't like it, but the president on this topic, according to to what many people have said, the president is willing to expend political capital in terms for what he wants to do in terms of curbing gun violence in america. in the wake of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, president obama vowed he would take measures to prevent such massacres from happening in the future. during a news conference at the white house on monday, the president said he will do whatever he can with or without congress. >> i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> some of the proposals the vice president has recommended include -- or may recommend include tighter controls on assault weapons. high-capacity ammunition phag stkaoepbz that have 30 -- magazines that have
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
spooked by something that happened 20 years ago. don't forget, joe biden who was running this was in the middle of that fight, then, too as a senator. so democrats are completely spooked by the gun issue. that's not going to change. what they have to be convinced of is that public opinion has shifted because of newtown and that there are some of these fights, not all of them, some of these fights that they can win. i mean, republicans are worried if they vote for some of these issues, they are going to be primaried by more conservative republicans. democrats understand that this may be an opportunity. >> gloria borger, thanks so much for that. >> sure. >>> you're about to hear oprah winfrey's reaction to lance armstrong's admission that he's a cheater. >>> later, does another member of the clinton family have political ambitions? [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
. let me begin by thanking our vice president joe biden. for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table. because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many and obviously, none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost and so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. grant fritz, julia stokes and tajia goode. they're representative of some of the messages that i got. these are pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. a third-grader, go ahead and wave. that's you. she wrote, i feel terrible for the parents who lost their children, i love m
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
a letter to the white house in protest. written to joe biden was posted on the agency's facebook page. >> you can ban every firearm out there, and it's not going to fix it. people that will commit these kin of heinous acts they are going to find a way to do it. >> it is worth noting that law enforcement officials are often on the vaqnguard of fighting gun violence and are widely supported of new gun measures. kion reports that mueller thinks treating mental illness is helpful. one other sheriff in kentucky says he will not comply. >>> and "the washington post," all presidential vehicles will hold a plate, taxation without representation. it refers to residents of d.c. they pay taxes but don't have a vote in congress. the white house says after living in washington for four year, the president recognizes the unfair answer that d.c. residents face every day. they will be on the vehicles for the duration of the second term. >> george w. bush took it off the car after president clinton used it. but obama didn't put it back, and there was a lot of criticism. so this is throwing those peopl
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
be legislation. we know there will be 19 separate executive orders that joe biden the vice president has proposed to the president and he'll be culling through those and unveiling those. one thing to be discussed is armed security in public schools. here at this elementary school they have them underway. in fact the idea the notion to do it at the 14 schools in this district actually originated before the sandy hook tragedy now more than a month ago in newtown, connecticut. we talked to the mayor about this yesterday writ is indeed apparently a warmly received idea and policy with perhaps only one exception, listen. >> i believe there was only maybe one family that felt that that was the wrong decision. the others certainly agreed with that. butler school district has over 8,000 students, so i think they feel confident that, you know, that butler is taking the steps to protect the children as much as that is humanly possible. >> reporter: and when you consider that there are some almost 500 school district in pennsylvania and well over a hundred have had or are now implementing some sort of armed
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
on sunday joe biden is getting sworn in, a special edition of "fox & friends" will be here live sunday morning. >> gretchen: hop on for our after the show show. have a fantastic week. see you monday. breaking developments in the siege of the sahara, that hostage crisis involving u.s. oil workers overseas. we're getting new reports that the terrorists want to swap the americans for jailed terror leaders in africa. more than 100 people taken hostage. dozens of other are still unaccounted for. this story is changing by the hour. good morning. that's where we start, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. details are very murky. an american plane reportedly landing in algeria overnight following a raid to save hundreds of people held captive in a natural gas complex in the dessert. here is secretary of state hillary clinton. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i can not give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground but i can say that more broadly, what we ar
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 1:40am PST
difficult to do. >>> but first, as vice president joe biden gets ready to make his recommendations on curbing gun violence as soon as today, the majority of americans polled by abc news backs major reform. >> here are the numbers. 71% support a new federal database that tracks gun sales. meanwhile, 58% favor a ban on assault weapons, while 55% agree with the nra plan to put armed guards in schools. abc's karen travers is covering this ongoing debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. yesterday, president obama held the last press conference of his first term. he wasn't really willing to go into details about what he's considering on gun control. but he took a lot of questions on that very explosive issue. after the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary, president obama said the nation needed to change. and now he's poised to announce his own game plan on gun control. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: president obama received recommendations
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 1:40am PST
. take a look. former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords is on the cover with vice president joe biden and new york city mayor michael bloomberg. they are being dubbed the gun fighters. >> everybody's got an opinion on this one. i stay away from it as soon as it comes up. >> a new abc/"washington post" poll, a strong majority of americans believe that background checks -- 88% support. and a small majority, 51% nationwide ban on semiautomatics. 55% support an armed guard in every school in the country. 58% a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons. so you can see americans, our views are changing, especially when it comes to these semiautomatic rifles and weapons. >> you get the feeling that change is in the air in that regard. >> and marco rubio said, in regards to the president's 23 executive actions, which is going to cost about $500 million, he said nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. he's targeting 2nd amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. the last two massacres we've had in organize oregon and here in this one, the guns were
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am EST
have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanks our vice president, joe biden. for your dedication, joe, to this issue. for bringing so many different voices to the table. because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many. and obviously none have affected us more than a families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost. so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. grant frits, julia stokes, hannah zeha and tasia good. they're pretty representative of some of the messages i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hennah, a third grader. you can go ahead and wave, hennah. that's you. hennah
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
president joe biden, gabby giffords, and the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. joining us to explain the cover, rick stangel. thanks very much. tell us why you put these individuals, these three people on the cover. >> i think, wolf, they represent the sort of three legs of the stool of people who are trying to combat gun violence of the gr progressive side. mayor bloomberg has been out spoken for a very long time about reducing gun violence and he will be contributing money personally to a super pac that will help candidates who are in favor of gun laws and, of course, gabby giffords herself is a sim poll of the terrible tragedies that can happen from deranged people using guns. >> they are the three individuals on this fight right now. they didn't get together for a formal photo shoot for the cover, did they? >> no. we shot them individually and pieced them together. congresswoman giffords couldn't come to washington. otherwise i think we would have gotten them all together. >> how difficult will it be -- and your reporters have done a lot of reporting on this -- to get the preside
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 8:30am EST
that expired in 2004 and that was, incidentally, first initiated and passed by joe biden. so he's the right person for the president to have appointed to come up with what we should do next. regulating assault weapons certainly falls within the bounds of the second amendment, and so does everything else we're urging. this is not a constitutional question. it's a question of political courage. the supreme court, the one that defines what the constitution means and says, has ruled that reasonable regulations are consistent with the second amendment. so when the gun lobby raises the second amendment, it is nothing but a red herring. it's time for second amendment defenders in congress to call them on it. the three measures that i just mentioned require background checks for all gun sales, making gun trafficking a federal crime and limiting military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines will require leadership from both the president and members of congress. but there are other steps that president obama can take without congressional approval. at any time he chooses with just the s
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 3:00am PST
's bad to leave congress out of the equation. the good thing is it appears that joe biden did solicit people from both sides of the aisle on this debate to come and have this discussion with him. i think one of the most important things that many americans agree with is that this should be a comprehensive approach. you may not agree with every tenet of what the president will talk about today or any of them, but at least it was a comprehensive approach and to hear that the nra is at least happy with some of the things involved and maybe other people who feel differently than the nra are happy with some of the things, i don't think you'll ever have a plan where every single person is going to be happy with it. so let's see what it is first before we judge it completely. in the meantime, one of the things that's causing big stir is the fact that the president is going to be surrounded when he makes this announcement by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy. so that has become a big question today. we know that imagery in politics, s
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 3:00am PST
're going to start coverage sunday morning with the swearing in of joe biden and then continue monday morning. >> we'll find another time when i can show you my aunt's photo album because i had it set up for you guys. >>gretchen: what kind of photo >> my aunt's. >>steve: the true story of james rosen yet to be told. going to put mike emanuel on it. thanks so much. earlier we told you about the national archives releasing an audio library of 150,000 different animal sounds. we tried to get some ourselves without much luck. but yesterday animal expert jack hannah stopped by our show and we put him to the test, and he took this very seriously. roll the jack tape. >> here's the first sound effect. what is this, jack hannah? and brian. [playing tape] >>steve: it is not a woodpecker. >>gretchen: we did this yesterday and i don't even remember this. [playing tape] >> i know what it is. it lives in the water. [playing tape] >> it's big. >>steve: it's big and fat. >> a whale? >>steve: it's a walrus. [playing tape] >> i should have known that. >>gretchen: no. no you shouldn't have. >>steve: sou
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
begin by thanking our vice president, joe biden, for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisible. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children, and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids, four of them are here today, grant fritz, julia stokes, hina ziha and teja good. they're pretty representative of some of the messages that i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart, young people. hina, a third grader, you can go ahead and wave hina, that's you. hina wrote, "i feel terrible for the parents who l
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
nbc news, the president and vice president joe biden will take the message on the road in the days and weeks ahead. doing it online with the #nowisthetime. kicking off the most ambitious federal campaign to kick off gun violence in decades, president obama wednesday made this heartfelt promise. >> i will put everything i've got into this, and so will joe. >> reporter: but some republicans are signaling it will be an uphill battle for the president. >> it won't be easy. legislation will be introduced and we'll look at it when it happens. >> reporter: marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem. criminals with evidence nil their heart is. what's in the plan? a ban on military style assault weapons, limits op high-capacity magazines, that might have reduced the number of victims in recent shootings, universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from purchasing from a private seller. >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. >> reporter: to reinforce that point, mr. obama shared the stage with fo
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
president joe biden will take this message on the road in the days and weeks ahead. they are already doing it online with the #nowisthetime. kicking off the most ambitious federal campaign to crackdown on gun violence in decades, president obama on wednesday made this heartfelt promise. >> i will put everything i've got into this and so will joe. >> reporter: but some republicans are already signalling it will be an uphill battle for the president. >> not going to be easy. i know legislation is going to be introduced. we will look at it when that happens. >> reporter: florida senator marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem, criminals with evil in their hearts and mentally ill people prone to violence are. what's included in the new package? a ban on military-style assault we will weapons, like the ones used last month in newtown and last sumner aurora, limits on high-cap pays the magazines that might have reused the number who have victims in both those cities and universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from buying
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